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Art Explosion: Great Ideas for Student Art Projects

Locally and nationally recognized visual artist Todd Shaffer shows instructors and artists alike the never-fail foundation for bringing visual arts to their students. Participants will engage in an array of arts activities and projects and leave with an arsenal of ideas for their own lessons.  


Todd Shaffer


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About Todd Shaffer

Todd Shaffer has worked with Young Audiences of Louisiana since 1995 as a teaching artist, site administrator, summer program director, visual arts supervisor and recently took on the position of Arts in Education Specialist with a focus on curriculum.  Todd earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Atlanta College of Art.  For 10 years, he was director of the Modern Primitive Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA, one of the nation’s leading galleries for outsider art in the south.  Todd was responsible for gallery operations as well as corporate sales to the House of Blues Collection, the largest public art collection.

After moving to New Orleans, he began to focus solely on education, working for New Orleans Museum of Art, Orleans Parish Schools, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans Recreation Department and the Association for Retarded Citizens. 
In addition to his work in the visual arts, Todd has been contracted to act in a number of theater productions.  He recently played the role of Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside in a theater production of Auntie Mame, the running of which was extended due to the show’s popularity and abundant sold out shows.  Todd also runs his own game show, “Let’s Make a Wheel of Bingo!”.

Through his hands on teaching and attending residency professional development with the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap, and National Young Audiences, Todd has furthered his teaching abilities in arts integration for students, teachers and teaching artists in the metro New Orleans area.

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Professional Development
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